Royal Air Maroc’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners now flying to Washington
On January 27th, 2017, Morocco celebrated their reintegration to the African Union as an opportunity for greater trade with other African countries. This trade however represents a small percentage of Morocco’s overall foreign trade.
Much of this foreign trade takes place with the USA, and on Friday Air General began handling cargo for Royal Air Maroc into WashingtonDulles.
Their 787 aircraft which will operate to IAD three times weekly has the potential to draw traffic to our warehouse in IAD which used to be trucked to ATL. This is good news for Air General because this is the first African carrier we can count among our current airline clients.
The additional of Royal Air Maroc brings the number of airlines we service to 22.
Thanks to IAD’s management team of Danny and Hicham and Regional Director Gabe Rodriguez for all their efforts to help the only Royal Air Maroc Manager in the USA, who is based in JFK, to get the airline set up for an air cargo operation. They basically set it up for him!!
It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Kenneth J. Coleman Jr. to the position of Director of Operations. Ken will start his new role on Monday January 9th, 2017
Ken has been with Air General in a leadership position since his very first day in 1997. He started out in Miami running a complicated Ocean Operations “Pioneer General”. He next managed Tampa, then ran our large Charlotte Hub city for a number of years, and has more recently excelled as our Regional Field Director for the South Region. He brings with him wealth of experience in all aspects of Air General’s system-wide operations.
Prior to joining Air General he was involved in multiple interesting and challenging positions, in the CTL Shipping Line where he served duty as Port Captain, and also for a time as 3rd Officer for the M/V Phoenix Spirit. He was a Country Manager in Guatemala - he briefly owned his own Trucking company Case Transport and he has built up a very solid background in air and ocean operations. To his credit, he also helped to mastermind the Amazon start up in Tampa - where things went so well, that we were quickly awarded Allentown as a thank you gift.
Please join us in warmly welcoming Ken to his new promotion, and supporting him in all his new and exciting endeavors.
FLL has won it’s first (of we hope many!) cargo cup award from AA, and we couldn’t be more proud of that team as they also just opened their new facility for AA at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. This is also the second time Air General has had back-to-back wins for the cargo cup, in 2014 Air General won Q3 for STL and Q4 for CLT.
Congratulations to the entire cargo teams in CLT and FLL for this amazing achievement!